Category: Social Issues

SB 161 (2019)

House/Senate Bill: NH Senate

Description: Repeals the definition of "commercial kennel," and redefines "pet vendor" to specify a minimum transfer of twenty animals in a one-year period (which would cover the previous definition of "commercial kennel"). The Senate amended the bill to also authorizes the Department of Agriculture, Markets, and Food to make rules relative to the number of amphibians, reptiles, fish, or small mammals a person may sell and qualify as a pet vendor. The Senate amendment also establishes a position of accounting clerk to oversee pet vendors. Lastly, the Senate amendment requires dogs, cats, and ferrets offered for transfer to be accompanied by a health certificate.

Bill Sponsor: Jeb Bradley

Bill Co Sponsor: Click the "Link to Full Bill" for information

Next Hearing Date: Thu, 02/07/2019

Next Voting Date: Thu, 03/21/2019

Bill Status

Tabled in the Senate

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